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Career fair

The Plantation Communities Project, phase II of World University Service of Canada is organising a mega career fair on November 25 at D K W Cultural Hall, Hatton. The fair aims to increase employment opportunities for youths from the region, especially in the plantation sector. Both Sri Lankan and foreign employers have signed up to meet with potential youths at the career fair.

The industries are mainly tourism, hotel, information technology, apparels, banking and employment opportunities within their organisations varies as accounting, dress making, machine operations, marketing, reception, customer care, etc. WUSC-PCP II invited youths to come prepared with their curriculum vitae and meet employers.

The platform also creates opportunities such as information on vocational training, agriculture and business development services and marketing strategies.

KOICA holds Korean Language Speech Contest

Korean Language Speech contest was held on November 10 as part of KOICA (Korean International Cooperation Agency) volunteers programme at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. Korean Ambassador Choi, Jong Moon Education Minister, Bandula Gunawardana, Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, Vice-Chancellor of Colombo University Kshanika Hirimburegama, Resident Representative of KOICA office in Sri Lanka, Cho, Sang Woo, and other dignitaries and students from universities, Technical Colleges and Colleges from all parts of the Island participated in the event.

The grand prize was won by C K S Sudasinghe from a group of 12 contestants who participated in General Segment of this contest. Sudasinghe had been employed in Korea for six years.

The grand award winner was given a prize and a Lap-top computer. Other four winners were also given prizes and smart phones and cameras. Especially, two winners of Students Segment was granted to qualify for the ‘2013 Youth Camp’ in Korea besides the prize.

Painting competitions

The senior, junior and open painting competitions conducted by Sri Narada Foundation and Ware House project will be held at Maradana Ware House project auditorium on November 23 and 24.

The junior competition is for the students of 6-9 grades and senior competition is for students of grade 10-13 while the open competition is for over 18 years.

Buddhist and Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary D M Dissanayaka will attend as the chief guest while Ven Kolonnawa Narada Thera the founder of Narada Foundation and Kirbye Lanerolle the Founder of Ware House project will also be present. About 200 paintings selected from many applicants will be exhibited at the Maradana Ware House project auditorium on November 23. Winners will be selected and awards and certificates will be presented to them on November 24.

The organizers say that the students from the schools of Maradana and around will be given a special opportunity to see the exhibition on November 24.

World Congress of Integrated Medicines 50th Anniversary

The 50th World Congress of Integrated Medicines, acupuncture exhibition and the awareness campaign will be held from November 23 to 25 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall with delegate of over 1,000 from 37 countries.

The opening ceremony will take place at BMICH, on November 23 at 2.30 pm.

It is organized by the Central Committee of Medicina Alternativa, Sri Lanka and 14 international organizations.

Around 125 doctors from Vietnam and 140 from China and Taiwan will participate at the discussions. A large number of delegates from Australia and Oceania will also attend.

Landslide threat forces 243 out of homes

More than 240 residents from 51 families in Wawandon Estate, Kotmale were removed to safety following a landslide threat on Saturday.

Nineteen families have sought refuge in relatives' homes while 28 families have been housed at the Wawandon Estate Hindu College. Another six families were lodged at a building in Wawandon.


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